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The Challenge of Managing Severely Ill Patients with Anorexia Nervosa in Ireland

  • Caroline Maher (a1) and Izu Nwachukwu (a2)

Abstract

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) has the highest rates of morbidity and mortality of any psychiatric disorder. Psychiatrists in Ireland have reported difficulties in managing patients with AN, particularly those with severe levels of illness. This paper explores these management difficulties, including the financial and organisational impediments to service provision, and the legal and ethical dilemmas involved in dealing with those patients who refuse treatment.

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The Challenge of Managing Severely Ill Patients with Anorexia Nervosa in Ireland

  • Caroline Maher (a1) and Izu Nwachukwu (a2)

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